When It’s NOT What It Is – by Mary K

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We all live in hope – a desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment. Without hope, creation ends, leaving no reason to draw another breath. But with hope, we shoot rockets of desire out into the Universe and when we hold steady that expectation of fulfillment we soon find ourselves in the midst of it. So you see, hope is a prime piece of our creating ability. The very fact that you are, right this very minute, drawing another breath and reading this, is a huge indicator that you’ve got hope!

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Why do We Need Eternal Hope – by Anne DeButte

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“Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest.
The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.”
Alexandre Pope
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Life has many ups and downs but what keeps us going is hope. It is our resilience, that invisible thread that pulls us along. Buoys us up and keeps us afloat. Take away our hope and we are lost. A part of us dies. “Why continue on” we think? Hope brings in the potential, the possibilities, new beginnings, new learning, newborn ideas, new pathways to follow or new journeys to pursue. amazing-hope-The hope that tomorrow our dreams will come true, our “ship will come in”. Hope lifts us like a balloon and can make our bleak situation manageable as long as we have hope. We treasure it and bring it out for those moments of need. We can polish it off and let it shine bright. We can follow where it leads us. To all those possibilities we wouldn’t otherwise get to see.

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The Inner Spark – by Brian Escobar

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There are those things in life which we just feel so inclined to do, regardless of being able to see the light at the end of that tunnel, but nonetheless we persevere and keep chipping away at the marble until the angel is freed. People will ask why, and sometimes so will we, but often the heart knows before the mind can fully understand.

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What do you Hope for? – by Suzanne

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I’d not the foggiest idea of what I would write for this column, as I began… indeed, it has taken me almost the whole month to formulate what this would be!
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So then… it occurs to me that gratitude and hope are inextricably interwoven – to be filled with gratitude is to be hopeful. Hopes and dreams and desires – all linked together in the calm and assurance that comes with feeling grateful – for all you have, for the circumstances you find around you, the blessings of friends, family and creature comforts

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Let There Be Light – by Linda Lang

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Hope sits high on the mountain,
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Looking out at the panorama of all creation.
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Like rays of sunshine
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That reveal the beauty and majesty
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Hidden in the shadows below.
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Hope casts a new light
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Into situations that seem lost and forlorn.
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It rains down upon us from above
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And lives within our very being.
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If only we don’t close off the flow.

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The Magic of Hope – by Dean Nelson


Most live in a world of uncertainty and chaos. Times are challenging and fearful for millions of weary people around the world. Incorrigible terrorists create havoc in our cities and incite desperate souls to commit violence and murder. They manipulate those who have no regard for their own lives or the lives of others.
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Keeping up with dreadful daily news may not be the best way to experience peace and harmony in our lives. It brings into focus the worst of society and cultures around the globe. It can be a constant reminder of how a few twisted minds and corrupted governments continually undermine the genuine love and compassion the vast majority of the world embraces.

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hope – by Annette

H e r e – O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e. H e r e – O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e – H e r e. O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e. H e r e – O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e. H e r e – O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e. H e r e – O u r – P o s s i b i l i t i e s – E n d  u r e.
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HOPE – by Sara Jane

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By Sara Jane
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Every night as you go to sleep you hold HOPE in your heart that you wake up and for the possibilities of the new day.
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Hope is what keeps so many going. Act on that Hope, what can you do to make your Hopes a reality?
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Don’t sit back and wait for others, take control; turn your Hope into reality via your action.
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You can do it when you let go of others and your own limiting beliefs.
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You are limitless, use your Hope to tap into your limitlessness and make your life all that you Hope it will be and more.

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Put Hope into Motion: Take Action – by Laurie Seymour

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Are you willing to take action to put hope into motion?
Hope is not a static, passive state. It is dynamic, alive with the effervescence of champagne. Hope becomes transformative when you connect the feeling of hopefulness with your inner guidance.
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My teacher used to respond to people saying that they hoped something or another would happen by saying “hope hands-210x270died”. I realized she was bringing to light the tendency to get stuck in hoping for what you desire, passively expecting something to be different just because you want it. Her message was to pay attention to and align with your inner direction, then take action accordingly. This asks for your willingness to release your own expectations of the way you want something to happen.

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Born out of Hope comes Hope – by K.C. Hart

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I was born on September 4th 1968 in Hope Hospital Salford. I found that an amazing fact to know as I believe that I strive on hope in my life. I believe that this powerful word has many implications and desires for many of us individuals born in society. Wow to be born in a hospital with such a powerful name, at the time it did not seem important. As time developed I began to see how special and important the word HOPE was going to be in my life.
So what are or were my hopes in life? Well I prayed for the confidence to grow up to be someone loved, liked and remembered by many for something in life. Or perhaps to have a knight in shining armour and a white wedding, like any little girl to be treated like a princess by her prince. At first my hopes did not even contemplate work or the development of my family unit, just the dream of a man to love me and not any further. So you may ask what would I do as a woman? Well on the responsibility side of life, such as financial and other responsibilities did not even enter my head.
As a young girl the aspirations of those who taught me allowed me to dream of teaching. I did become a qualified teacher in time. Therefore I developed my hopes and with confidence trained as a teacher. Yet even then I did not think of finance as the end need, but as a dream of teaching youngsters as I had always enjoyed teaching young ones in school. The teachers I had aspired me to become someone that could help those who needed help. I had totally dismissed the idea that I had other talents that could develop me and my young self.
Little did I think when I was younger that my creative skills would develop into something that would not only aspire my dreams, but also it would lead to create a new feeling of anticipation for the future? A future that I believe is now full of inspirational expectations each moment every day. With writing and words I learnt to overcome challenges and at the same time learnt to enjoy the positive gifts that I had been given. Sometimes we can forget to look at both sides of our life and balance ourselves out so we can mature like a butterfly out of a cocoon.
So as the butterfly grows and starts to fly, I am now looking at life outside of the darkness and glowing in the light of life. As a woman who writes poetry which I truly hope to develop more to inspire others to use to overcome such challenges as those that I have had to face. God I know (I believe) heard my prayer, and as a woman of maturity with some of my optimistic dreams finally developing into reality finally feel grateful for life and its gifts and challenges. I hope and pray that whoever reads this can also grow and develop regardless of the battles that they face.

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H.O.P.E. – By Lee Pryke

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for me stands for Helping Other People Every Day. This came about when I was invited to join the board of Power of HOPE Charity, a local charity that collects new pajama’s and slightly loved stuffed toys for children and families less fortunate. Penny Jamieson, the Founder and CEO: believes every mother and child deserve to have a new pair of  p.j.’s for Christmas and all year long she and others fund raise to create awareness and funds to supply a large region in Southern Ontario. Since the giving goes on everyday, not just for Christmas; HOPE became Helping Other People Every Day.

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The Power of Hope – By Holland Haiis

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How many times has a situation in your life felt hopeless? Maybe this one problem would destroy everything you had built and accomplished. What kept you going, or may keep you going now? Is it the small and sometimes microscopic seed of hope that compels you to go on?
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Hope guides us out of the agonizing abyss, and direction of despair, into the dimension of our desires and dreams. Hope crystallizes as we experience the synchronicity of finding a ladybug in the middle of winter, seeing the colors of a rainbow on an icicle, or the more tangible, and less mysterious phone call from the person you were just thinking about, as you gently begin to feel the pain dissipate, like a tire slowly losing air.

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“A message of hope from the Angels” – by Brenda

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Recently, the Angels channeled to me an inspirational quote about HOPE, which is one of the quotes that will be found in my new inspirational/spiritual quote book, soon to be published through Balboa Press: Hope is positive encouragement, a promise that something better will unfold, an unspoken anticipation and unexplained excitement that goodness is coming, that a possibility is emerging from something we thought was not possible

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Hope Is… – by Marie Pollnow

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Hope can give you love when you don’t feel it
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She can give you comfort when things feel tough
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Hope sometimes imposes when you don’t want her around
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Yet she’s always there when you need her
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Hope has a part in history
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She grows when attention is received
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Hope is there when someone you love transitions
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Hope is there when you’ve lost your job and
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She can bring you new life
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And lessen the heartache
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When you’re ready
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Sometimes you do not feel her
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Yet she remains in each breath you take
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If she is forgotten you may
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See her in a baby’s giggle
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Or a bird hopping on the grass
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And you remember she was always there
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You only have to call on her
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For she resides in your heart, the stars,
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And anything you choose

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Hope? – by David Franklin Farkas

No matter… We do live in interesting and alarming times. It seems the world has gone crazy, or at least crazier. Issues and people are polarized and people are doing horrible violent things in the name of their interpretation of religion and politics.
May you live in interesting times…
A time honored story says that phrase is a Chinese curse, but historical investigation say it’s not. 

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Hope’s Clad in April Green – by Andreas N. Bjørndal

“Hope’s Clad in April Green
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This is the title of a novel by the Norwegian author Alexander Kielland (1849-1906). And I completely agree green is the colour of hope.
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Nothing can bring more hope than the spring!
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Seemingly dead trees, brown yellow soil and dry grass are magically turned into greens of all shades in spring. The dead mineralized earth wakes up from its winter sleep.
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All of nature is springing forth with hope. Hope of new life among the animals in the forest, hope of a nice summer with the dropping of the winter clothes in cold climate areas. GreenHope of soon seeing all the beautiful flowers again, of barbeque, or sleeping outdoors, walking bare feet in the grass, of hiking in nature or swimming in warm water, or just lying in the sand as the sun embraces you with light, warmth and life.

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Ripening – By Lee Pryke

The theme word this month is Develop. I’m excited to read the other writers take on this word, as it conjures up lots of things for me. Looking up the meaning there were plenty. …advance, establish, evolve, expand, flourish, grow, progress, promote, age, foster, maturate, mature, mellow, ripen, thrive, enroot, grow up…the words that jumped out at me in all of these was maturate, expand, and, ripen. So let’s go with that.

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River to the Sea by Carol

The charging river winds it’s way in a flow towards it’s beloved mother, the sea

Moving with intention, she is irresistibly drawn to progress to where is unknown

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Develop Your Strategic Life Plan – by Holland Haiis

Are you ready to get the most out of every day? Willing to develop a new plan of action? If your answer is a resounding “Yes” you might as well dive in and work to develop a plan so you can get the most out of every experience. Take a look at a few options which will help to get you started.

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The Stages Of Life That Advance With Time by K.C.

When I think of life and how it develops as time goes on. I think of my children and how they have grown up from little tiny babies into beautiful young people. The process of life is an amazing development that we tend not to look at so deeply until we grow up into mature adults ourselves. We then ponder on what different stages are available for each individual and how we were a part of that process.

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